Over-the-counter and prescriptionHealth office staff administer over-the-counter and prescription medication in the school setting in accordance with Kyrene Governing Board Policy JLC.
The following is required:
• Prescription medication must be in its original prescription container and labeled by the pharmacist. Over-the-counter medication must be in the original factory container with all warnings and directions intact. Many pharmacies provide home and school medication container when requested. No medications in envelopes, foil or baggies will be accepted.
• Sample prescription medication must be accompanied by a prescription.
• The parent/guardian must complete a form (located in the school health office) giving permission for medication to be administered at school. The form must contain the following information: student’s name, grade, teacher, and school, name of the medication, dosage, time medication should be given, route, reason it is to be administered, and dates to be administered.
• All medications should be brought to the health office and picked up from the health office by an adult. Students should not carry medications to and from school. Up to a 30 day supply will be accepted.
• Only medications that are needed to treat an existing ailment will be stored in the health office.
• Medication will be given in a dosage that is weight and/or age appropriate as indicated by the manufacturer’s recommendations and or physician’s order.
• Acetaminophen is available in the school health office and may be administered with written parental permission.
• Acetaminophen will not be routinely dispensed to students during the first and last hour of the school day in order to minimize the possibility of drug overdose. Aspirin will not be given at school unless a physician prescribes it.
• A doctor’s note should be submitted to the health assistant for administration of non-prescription medications beyond a three-consecutive-day period to ensure medications are not masking the symptoms of a serious health condition.
• School health offices do NOT stock aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Benadryl, hydrocortison cream, Neosporin ointment or cough drops.
• A student may carry and self administer an inhaler or EpiPen with proper labeling and parent permission. Please check with the school Health Office to obtain and sign the "Permission to Carry" form. Students are encouraged to report to the health office after use. Parents of children with a severe allergy should contact their child's school health office upon enrolling their child. The parent will be asked to complete specific paperwork that will be reviewed by the school health team, building principal and classroom teachers. The District reserves the right to disallow the use or administration of any medication on school premises if the threat of abuse or misuse of the medicine may pose a risk of harm to any student.